Thursday, July 30, 2020

The Borders of Tyranny

I can honestly say I have not been truly stunned until today- at least not stunned where politics are concerned.  

That a President of three United States would even HINT that elections should be suspended or postponed is beyond belief.   Forget the polls.  Forget party loyalty.   Forget party politics.   There is nothing as unbelievable as a President suggesting this country should not hold a Presidential Election.  

The President shared this idea on Twitter:
“With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history, It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???”
We do not KNOW this election will be “inaccurate and fraudulent.”  Anything said now is pure speculation and conjecture.  Although the President of the United States may be the most powerful person in the world, the Presidency does no bestow the ability to see the future when one takes the Oath of Office.  

We have a Constitution.  We have checks and balances.   The greatest of the checks and balances is the electoral process.  It is through that process that We the People express our will and desire.   By suggesting the 2020 Election should be postponed, this President may find the Electorate less than tolerant.  He  risks losing in a landslide greater than the 49 State sweep that crushed Walter Mondale in 1984.